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So often you can admire Gregg Karukas as a live musician, so rare are the releases of his albums. Like all the other musicians of his genre, he struggles with the difficulties to conclude a new record deal. Fortunately, there are platforms like Kickstarter and  fans who keep up their musicians there.       
 

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Q: What happens when you turn one of the great composer/pianists of our time loose.
A: Nearly three hours of first-rate music.

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The world is flooded with Christmas albums. Do we need another one with the same old Christmas hymns? When Maysa is the performing artist, definitely yes. On A Very Maysa Christmas (2014) she works together with the excellent producer and keyboardist Chris "Big Dog" Davis.       

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There are a few instruments in the Funk/Jazz-Genre, which are very unusual as a lead-instrument. One of them is definitely the electro-violin, here played by Darrell "D-Funk" Looney.

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Kim Scott is one of the most sought-after classical and jazz flutists in the United States. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she burst onto the jazz scene in 2011 with her debut CD "Crossing Over". The record made it to the Billboard and Smoothjazz.com charts, bringing her worldwide visibility. 

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The Blu J'Z is a group founded by guitarist, composer, and vocalist Reggie Silva. His son Richard Silva (saxophonist) joined the band a short time later. Further members are  his brother Joe Silva (saxophonist, vocalist, percussion), Julian Molina (bass), Ricky Gonzalez (rhythm guitar), and Juan Chevalier (drummer, vocalist). All are performing in Fresno’s jazz music scene.

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